Garmin launched the Vivosmart HR fitness tracker in October last year. It was a bit different from the trio of fitness trackers that Garmin released before it because it came with a built-in heart rate monitor. Garmin launched a slightly upgraded version of this fitness tracker today, called Garmin Vivosmart HR+, it comes with GPS. It doesn’t get any new major features that might make you want to replace your Vivosmart HR with the new model.
Vivosmart HR+ comes with Garmin’s standby GPS tracking feature. It provides users with more accurate time, distance and pace tracking, aside from built-in mapping functionality that maps out all of the places that the user has been to in the Garmin Connect app.
It already has the features that were introduced with the Vivosmart HR, features like the ability to calculate a number of stairs climbed, calories burned, the intensity of activity, distance traveled as well as 24/7 heart rate monitoring.
Some smart features are built inside the wearable as well. It can provide notifications for incoming calls, emails, calendar events and text messages. Phone-finding and music control features are included as well. Garmin promises five days of battery life if heart rate monitoring is turned on and GPS is kept off.
Those who are interested in picking one up can get the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ from the company’s website for $220.